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Install Global menu in Cinnamon environment

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Install Global menu in Cinnamon environment

According to numerous requests from users of Linux Mint Cinnamon, Linux Mint developers have recently created an applet Global Application Menu, which is displayed on the panel and not in the application window.
Applet Global Application Menu, developed by Lester Carballo Pérez - lestcape is based on the GNOME Shell extension AppIndicator and requires to first install the required modules: unity-gtk2-module unity-gtk3-module.

Applet of Global menu has its own settings. You can show/hide the app icon and its name and mroe more.

Install Global menu in Cinnamon environmentInstall Global menu in Cinnamon environment

The installation applet Global Application Menu in Cinnamon desktop environment.
1. Installing plugins in Unity/Qt for the Global menu. Run the following command in the terminal:

sudo apt-get install unity-gtk2-module unity-gtk3-module appmenu-qt appmenu-qt5

2. Install Global menu.

cd /tmp && wget -c https://github.com/lestcape/Global-AppMenu/archive/master.zip && unzip master.zip && cd Global-AppMenu-master && mv globalAppMenu@lestcape ~/.local/share/cinnamon/applets/

3. Restart the computer

sudo reboot

4. Open system preferences Cinnamon => Applets and activate/add to panel Global Application Menu:

Install Global menu in Cinnamon environmentInstall Global menu in Cinnamon environment

I had to add another panel to the top, so it seems more convenient))) Adjust appearance of the panels at its discretion. Linux is good because it can be customized as you like.

Install Global menu in Cinnamon environmentInstall Global menu in Cinnamon environment

Install Global menu in Cinnamon environmentInstall Global menu in Cinnamon environment

Install Global menu in Cinnamon environmentInstall Global menu in Cinnamon environment

May the Force be with you,
Good Luck!!!

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  1. lestcape
    lestcape 30 May 2015 03:48
    Please, see. Third party development are not development by linux mint, or cinnamon devs and could create a false expectation.
    • +3
  2. matei
    matei 28 December 2018 08:20
    this does not work in Mint 18.3 anymore :(
    is there any solution to this?
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